If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you likely have an abscessed tooth. Left untreated, the infection can spread to the jaw and throughout the face, resulting in systemic infection. An untreated tooth abscess can also result in tooth loss, necessitating advanced restorative services to preserve the quality and function of the smile.
The Root Canal Treatment
To perform a root canal treatment, a small access hole will first need to be made. Through this hole, debris and infection can easily be removed. Once removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The same material is used to seal the small access hole. When necessary, antibiotics may be injected into the tooth as well, but this is not needed for every root canal procedure.
After the tooth has been cleaned and sealed, a dental crown is used to protect it from further damage. The dental crowns offered at our Sorriso Design Dental Clinic are shaped, coloured, and sized to fit perfectly into your smile, working to protect the weakened tooth without compromising aesthetics.
While conventional knowledge holds that a root canal treatment is unpleasant, the treatment is no more uncomfortable than a traditional filling. Far from causing pain, root canal treatments relieve pain and prevent future discomforts as well. However, if you are nervous about having a root canal treatment in Milton Keynes, we would be happy to discuss sedation dentistry options during your treatment consultation.
What can I eat after a root canal?
After a root canal, try to eat soft foods that require little chewing, like yogurts, eggs, and fish. Avoid hot or hard foods that might hurt your teeth. Sorriso Design dentists will suggest you to not eat for a few hours until the numbness in your mouth wears off so you don’t bite your cheek or tongue.